- Maine Passes Bill Mandating Shop Choice Disclosure for Insurers
- June 15, 2017
Both houses of Maine’s legislature have passed a bill specifying language an insurer must use in recommending auto body shops. According to the bill, titled an Act to Protect Consumers’ Freedom of Choice in Auto Collision Repairs, an insurer must say the allowing if recommending a particular shop or network of shops to a customer: “You have the legal right to choose a motor vehicle collision repair shop to fix your vehicle. Your policy will cover the reasonable costs of repairing your vehicle to its pre-accident condition no matter where you have you repairs made.”
The bill now goes to Governor Paul LePage (R) for signing.